Testimonials

Here is a selection of all of the testimonials we have ever received:

“On behalf of William and his Corporate Relations team, as well as my entire team from Career Services, and the rest of our fellow colleagues today, a most sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU for your excellent session today. Your expertise, energy and passion kept us all engaged throughout the session, making for a most enjoyable and memorable outing for our respective teams, so thank you once again. Happy Birthday and looking forward to future collaborations, including the EFMD in November!”

— Amber Wigmore Alvarez, Executive Director of Career Services

“We invited Will to present at Immanuel College Bushey on the subject Secrets of Successful People Will is a very charismatic presenter who captured his audience of year 12 students within seconds. A natural communicator, he transmitted his message with humour and insight and left us wanting to hear even more from him about his experience and expertise.”

— Judith Graham, Director of Sixth Form, Immanuel College

“All very good, thank you!”

— Sarah Watson, Data Management Assistant, Cranfield University

“Great tips and things to say.”

— Meriel Jeater, Curator, Museum of London

“Thoroughly recommended. Very useful and good fun.”

— Simon Daly, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Anglia Ruskin University

“Very good training and very relevant to my everyday work.”

— Fran Mayes, Partner, Irwin Mitchell

“Opened my eyes hugely - very practical day so very useful.”

— Sarah Gray, Archivist, Surrey Heritage

“Amazing - A must have! I have learnt so much from Will Kintish”

— Shuli Ibgui, THE FED

“Excellent event you need to attend!! Don't delay, action today.”

— Nigel Kirby, Project Co-ordinator, Writtle College

“For face to face contact, brilliant methodology to apply when stuck for words.”

— Sarah Bottle, Project Manager, Kent County Council

“An entertaining way to deal with the basics that every solicitor needs to know!”

— Sue Hatton, Business Manager, Pickerings Solicitors LLP

“You must attend this seminar, it will change how you plan & approach networking events.”

— Alan Burns, Senior Lecturer, City University London

“Excellent - incredibly useful tool for business development both centrally and individually.”

— Karen Holder, Business Development Partner, Pannone LLP

“Fantastic experience. Inevitably practical. Networking will never be the same experience again!”

— Sharon McCambridge, Chief Executive, Six Town Housing

“Don't presume that you are an expert in respect of networking. These hints and tips are excellent.”

— Keith Hargrave, Yorkshire Bank

“Will Kintish breaks down networking into simple methods to help improve our confidence in networking.”

— Mark Lockwood, Hawsons

“A good insight into dealing with tricky situations when networking and making the move to do business.”

— Mike Kirsopp, Dodd & Co.

“We have worked with Kintish training for many years and their sessions always receive excellent feedback.”

— Louise Rowbotham, Development Officer, DLA Piper LLP

“An interactive workshop which teaches networking skills without stifling discussion and group creativity.”

— Kathryn Vardy, King's College London

“Great presenter who made everything interesting - can come away with useful tips and hints you won't forget.”

— Liz Crockford, Operations Manager, Doncaster Council

“Enthusiastic presentation providing tools and knowledge to approach networking events with greater confidence.”

— Craig Kerr, Armstrong Watson

“Good experience - learned a lot about dealing with groups of people. Useful info about IP issues and licensing.”

— Jes Scaife, Head of School, Writtle College

“It was really eye opening into how obvious mistakes are made and how easy it is to become successful at networking.”

— Steve Wilson, Taylor Young (now Rathbones)

“Brilliant workshop which gives you useful, practical tips which we can all use at events. Will definitely be using these tips in future.”

— Kyria Loyden, Ernst & Young

“The networking skills seminar proved useful in assisting me to overcome a number of unnecessary fears in day to day business consultation.”

— Emma Butchart, Faithful and Gould

“I attended your networking course in Manchester on Tuesday, used the skills to great effect at a seminar yesterday and got 4 new leads! Cheers!”

— Richard Brassey, Client Manager, Optima Legal

“Will really understood his audience and their aims. The day was tailored perfectly to each delegate. Everyone improved significantly through the day.”

— Sally Beavan, PKF (UK) LLP

“Kintish is fantastic, so relevant to what we do and breaks down how to do it in simple language. Will Kintish is a charismatic enthusiastic presenter.”

— Judith Huntingdon, Clydesdale Bank

“An integral and essential part of today's financial world, an excellent refresher course to fine tune my existing skills to use them to better effect.”

— Mr G Mather, Royal Bank of Scotland

“An excellent, engaging workshop that could help anyone in networking situations and help overcome nerves and how to gain trust and interest from others.”

— Andrew Stoker, University College of London

“An outstanding session in building confidence and providing inexperienced networkers with the tools and tips to approach future networking opportunities.”

— Jill Williams, Executive Officer, University of Exeter Business School

“The trainer was extremely enthusiastic about his topic; he had an extensive knowledge, which he made interesting and kept us involved throughout the day.”

— Rachel Burt, Cyril Sweett

“A useful and effective workshop. Unlike other workshops I've been on, I've found this really useful and one which you can use professionally and personally.”

— Sim Dhensa, Policy Adviser, BERR

“The seminar was immensely useful in breaking down the barriers we all presume are there when networking. I will use the knowledge I have gained immediately.”

— Mandy Pearson, Relationship Manager, Royal Bank of Scotland

“Please thank Will for his excellent talk. Our delegates enjoyed the session and found it very informative. We look forward to working with again in the future.”

— Dr Oliver Tang MBBS< BSc, AICSM, London Technology Network

“Networking is a skill that can be acquired. The course was very practical and highly relevant for my career. I'm glad that I have attended this seminar at the early stage of my career.”

— Shirley Fu, DLA Piper LLP

“Will wowed 251 accountants at our conference, which is never an easy thing to do. If you want powerful, simple, practical and proven ideas Will has them by the bucketload. Simply brilliant.”

— Steve Pipe, Chairman, AVN Accountants

“On behalf of Unity, I would like to thank you for the excellent workshop you provided for us on Effective Networking. Your input and enthusiasm made for a very informative and enjoyable day.”

— Peter Donnelly, Unity Chartered Accountants

“A good course that sets out practical ways to approach networking rather than giving ideas and letting us practice. I liked being given specific questions which I can practice using in the future.”

— Georgina Don, Solicitor, Watson, Farley & Williams

“I thoroughly enjoyed the session and thought the administration was dealt with very professionally. I would like to pass on my thanks to you and the team for making my job easier by being so efficient”

— Heather Young, University of Nottingham

“Feedback from both sessions has been fantastic, I am sure will have added value to our teams plus our business relationships. Thanks for delivering such high quality events, not that I ever had any doubt!”

— Adrian Saunders BA (Hons), ACII, Commercial Director, Ecclesistical Insurance Group

“A course that focuses your mind when networking in order to achieve new contacts who will be of use to you in the long run through asking the right initial questions. This course will build your confidence.”

— Sarah Butterfield, Colliers CRE

“Very thorough and well structured set of presentations and activities, which really helped give a better understanding of the purpose and techniques to networking and also following up on business opportunities.”

— Rachel Oldham, Gardiner and Theobald

“This is the most relevant, interesting and engaging training course I have ever been on throughout my ten years with Alliance and Leicester. I am eager to get back to the office to put this into practise. Great!”

— James Hall-Moorhouse, Relationship Manager, Santander

“The session was excellent and we all got a lot out of it. Our liaison with Kintish were thorough and responsive and we particularly noted your proactivity in finding us a solution that worked within our guidelines.”

— Florence Bill, Development Assistant, City University London

“Once again Kintish surpassed expectations. Sue Tonks delivered several fun and lively sessions to our MSc and MBA students providing them with the confidence to operate effectively at our Business School networking events.”

— Julie Blant, Postgraduate Careers Service Manager, Nottingham University Business School

“Your session was very helpful to the delegates; giving them an extremely good overview of networking skills. From feedback delegates were very impressed and not only by the course content, but also by the way it was presented.”

— Catherine Mansell, Programme Director, University of Birmingham

“Presenter was very enthusiastic & passionate about passing on his knowledge to his students. He was determined to ensure people understood his ideas and was very clear in getting his points across. Really enjoyable & glad I went.”

— Daniel James, DPP LLP

“I want to thank you for the workshop, it was one of the best we had so far and taught me very useful information and skill that I will definitely apply in many situations. The teaching was simple and straightforward and yet very powerful.”

— Eva Andreotti, St George's, University of London

“I attended a webinar today that covered all those worries I have when I attend a business event. I got lots of tips on how to mingle successfully - those things I thought just came naturally to others - well there ae a few good rules to follow”

— Janette Savage, University of Durham Business School Alumni

“After Kintish invited me to one of his networking seminars I was so impressed I put 200 lawyers through the course and the diference has been dramatic.We have 200 people all involved in new business. Even the shy lawyers are keen to come to events now.”

— Simon McCrum, Marketing Partner, Pannone LLP

“I remain motivated to tell you just how successful your advice on networking has been to my Relationship Managers, I have seen a transformation in terms of the amount of activity, the quality of the activity and resultant increase in their confidence levels.”

— Kevin Turmore, Regional Manager, Bank of Ireland

“The training session you delivered to my firm yesterday was interesting, engaging, amusing and useful. It was nothing short of excellent and got lots of people fired up and thinking about how to win new business. I got my money's worth so many thanks indeed.”

— James Knight, Managing Partner, Keystone Law

“On behalf of everyone at The Nicky Alliance Day Centre and iNspire (the charity incubator) I would like to thank you for presenting the LinkedIn Event last week. The event proved to be very successful and we generated well over £700 in support of the Centre.”

— Shelley Blackston, Chairman, The Nicky Alliance Day Centre

“Can I just say that, for my part, what Will said in his presentation gave me another way of thinking about networking and I will remember this for a very long time. Already it has been of use to me. I think other postgraduate researchers could benefit in a similar way.”

— Thomas Demetriades, University of Nottingham

“I have attended a couple of events since your training day and put the advice you gave into action. It has worked very well and it is clear that when you follow the 'rules', people respond very positively and the experience becomes one to enjoy rather than to fear.”

— Mark Stevens, Merthorne Engineering Design

“I have found Kintish to be very professional from my initial sourcing request to delivery of the session. Feedback from colleagues was mostly very good and the fun aspect really helped to drive the message home. Out of the sessions running last Friday the Kintish one was best received.”

— Kay Daines, HR Manager, University Campus Suffolk

“On behalf of my team I would like to thank you very much indeed for taking the time out of your busy schedule to spend time with us improving our communication and networking skills. It is very apparent that all those who attended benefited in more ways than one from your advice and counsel.”

— Thalej Vasishta, Senior Solicitor, Paragon Law

“Thank you for the workshop on Networking. It was very much fun,educational and your presenter is truly an inspirational facilitator. You made everything run very smoothly and in particular, I thought the consultation call in advance to the training was a really excellent way to manage expectations.”

— Birgit Opferkuch, Manager Career Services & Career Development, Mannheim Business School, Germany

“The feedback form delegates was very positive. I don’t think I have overheard staff referring to a training session as 'inspirational' before! The communication with you has been prompt and clear and you have made sure that we have everything needed for the sessions, everything was perfect!”

— Louise Allen, Barber Harrison & Platt

“I am delighted that you encouraged us all to join LinkedIn. I found some terrific groups directly related to my research and it is proving to be an invaluable tool. I have told a number of my colleagues about your excellent networking seminar and I am sure that many will be signing up when they get the chance.”

— Dr Deborah Fitzsimmons PhD MHSc BA CFE MIIA, Research Fellow, Telehealth and Care Technologies (TaCT) Theme Project Manager, School of Health and Related Research, The University of Sheffield

“Kintish's course on networking is quite simply the best 'non-legal' course for lawyers I have been on. I would recommend it to any professional services firm. The valuable techniques and substantive messages I took from it produced immediate results at events I was attending and hosting the following week.”

— Andrew Shindler, Partner, SJ Berwin LLP (now King & Wood Mallesons)

“We could not have hoped for a better launch Event with a good attendance, dynamic Speaker, superb conviviality and a considerable amount of real business took place. We hope to follow this up with an Event early in 2012, then every 3-4 months thereafter with Vince Cable MP, James Caan, Lord Alan Sugar all on our Radar.”

— Muslim Jewish Forum Co-Chair, Jonny Wineberg

“I just wanted to thank you very much for your excellent presentation and helpful tips on networking. I’ve already begun to observe grouping in rooms and it really is amazing how true you are in relation to observances on the six different types of groups. Your pocket sized handout is also extremely useful for me, a novice networker!”

— Tríona Walsh, Solicitor, Holmes O'Malley Sexton

“Thank you for taking the time out to give our network a session on effective networking it was fantastic. The attendees have very positive views about the entire session. I would also like to say that the service that the network received from your team was very speedy and efficient I would definitely recommend your services to others.”

— Abeje Gordon, The Law Students Network Birmingham

“Our delegates left the event charged with tips to perfect their networking skills, one delegate commented after getting back to her office that she felt so motivated after leaving the talk. There is no doubt that every delegate can gain a couple of tips from Will and at the same time will find themselves amused by Will's very warm and charming approach.”

— Steve Lewis, Senior Manager, The Royal Bank of Scotland

“I just wanted to say what a fantastic Master class you delivered today I can’t believe I spent six hours learning about Networking and was ready for more. I will definitely recommend more people attend the event in future if they want to develop their business and take it to the next level when they come to my workshops. Look forward to meeting you again in the near future.”

— Mohammed Arshad, Business Link Yorkshire

“I have been out and used some of the techniques you showed us, and it was also really interesting to see that I was watching for that lonely person, the size of the groups and how they positioned themselves. My last networking event I went to I came away with two agreed contacts for New to Bank Premier customers, and possibly one new business customer. I would call that a RESULT... so thank you.”

— Kate Tritton, Premier Manager, HSBC

“How to become a confident and effective networker is quite excellent. After attending numerous development courses over the past 30 years, this is the first full day course where I did not experience the post lunch energy lull. I was entertained, engaged and stimulated for the whole day. Will has a unique presentation style that makes much of what he teaches unforgettable, which is an added bonus for my ageing brain.”

— Neale Daniel, University of Sheffield

“It was a great learning experience attending your session. You addressed most of the common issues we, students face during business events. It was more of an experiential learning than just another lecture session. After this session, we would surely derive better results from forthcoming events. Also, not to forget, your enthusiasm was contagious and it spread to all in the class. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.”

— Nikit Gangwani, MBA Student, Leeds University Business School

“I know from experience that Solicitors find business development in general, and networking in particular, somewhat of a challenge. The way that you present the seminars, in such a fun innovative, fun and simple manner, I believe is helping to change their attitudes to business developement and networking. I cannot recommend what you do highly enough and I would be delighted to endorse, not only your presentation skills, but knowledge and understanding of the subject.”

— Fran Eccles-Bech, Manchester Law Society

“Hi Will, It was a real pleasure to welcome you to the Business School on Friday. You managed to create a real buzz and re-energise the students which was really great to observe. Thank you so much for the energy and passion you put into the session, this made it extremely engaging, valuable and enjoyable. Thanks again to you and the team for making this such a successful session. I very much appreciate your efforts and look forward to working with you again in February. All the best”

— Karen Barker, Interim Director (PCD), Warwick Business School

“Just to let you know I attended your Network training event at Sheffield University on 29th November and then went to a conference last week. I'm pleased to report that my new skills got plenty of practise. I spoke to the 'wall-flowers', moved on from people without causing offence and was much more aware of which groups it was safe to approach. I also changed my own body language to be less 'closed' and found more people approached me too. Overall very successful! Thanks once again for the training.”

— Dr Liz Williams, Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition, Sheffield University

“The Nottinghamshire Young Solicitors Group and RICS Matrics (chartered surveyors) invited Will to present a seminar on networking to our members. There is pressure now throughout our professions at all ends of the spectrum to generate business and to attend networking events to promote our firms. This can be a daunting task for anyone, especially when faced with networking with older and more experienced members of our professions. However the strategies and tips given by Will were well received, resulting in much positive feedback from our members and I would have no hesitation in recommending Kintish.”

— Marie Dancer, Operational Director from Richard Nelson Solicitors

“Will’s session for the Institute of Fundraising North West Group was wonderful. As Fundraisers, networking is absolutely key and to gain some practical advice, tools and most importantly confidence for this purpose was invaluable. This session will help those attending to develop more contacts to support the valuable work of their charities. In the run up to the workshop we found the Kintish staff to be very helpful and professional. Even though our session was kindly lead by Will pro bono, we were treated exactly like any other client, and really do appreciate the time of all the Kintish staff in helping us put together such a successful event. Thank you.”

— Irene Chambers, Chair, Institute of Fundraising North West Group

“Over the last months our acquisitions have been marching forward, recent weeks have seen us open 92,75, 118, 83 and 45 week to date new accounts which is a real step change after averaging around 50 per week for much of the year, this has been consistent top 3 performance. The event we ran with you on 2 April has developed the skills of that group which is beginning to bear fruit, reflected in our improved performance. It is clear that the work put in takes a while to get results however, provided it is consistent, focused and followed up it does get the reward it deserves. Not only that our New To Bank satisfaction score is amongst the best nationally so not only are winning new accounts the service provided is also first class.”

— Nigel Clowes, Regional Premier Manager, HSBC

“This email is just a short note to say a very big 'thank you' for your time and effort on our behalf on Wednesday morning. It was a pleasure to meet you for the first time and then the LinkedIn presentation was all I had hoped for and more. You know the excellent job that you do so there is not much point in me repeating the usual superlatives and adjectives that you undoubtedly hear all the time other than to say 'mission accomplished and job well done'. At some point in the not-too-distant future we will have think about a further meeting to discuss a way forward to 'offering' the benefits of your training services to CILT members. In the meantime, thank you once again. It really was a pleasure to meet you – a true gentleman – and to hear you present.”

— Peter Huggins, Knowledge Centre Manager, CILT UK

“Both Carl and I recently attended a workshop you ran with Darlington Building Society and this morning was our first networking event which we both thoroughly enjoyed. I thought I would share with you how our morning transpired. We implemented the hints and tips we had learned i.e. not sticking together like glue, working the room and involving others who looked like they were struggling, this last tip was certainly the most important to me as I felt that I helped a couple of people who looked a little lost, feel more at ease by inviting them into the conversation. We came away with a number of business cards and an invite to a ladies event (myself not Carl for obvious reasons). We also met with two companies who are new to networking and have offered our services in helping them with future invites. Thank you again for your guidance.”

— Karen Collingwood, Darlington Building Society

“Bridging Finance is continually looking at developing all our team to allow them to provide a professional service and promote our brand in the best possible way to our clients. A new member of our team is Jo Pope a graduate trainee. In addition to many in house tasks we assigned to Jo we highlighted the need to attend networking events attended by junior management members of law firms , banks, accountants etc. We enrolled Jo on Will Kintish Networking course to enable Jo to learn how to be more confident and professional when attending events. Jo attended, indeed apprehensive but returned full of praise of how the event was ran and also and importantly for ourselves far better prepared with skills to meet other professionals and maximise business opportunities. I would recommend Will Kintish networking course to everyone, especially to those who at present fear and dread Networking. Jo has much less fear from attending events and is confident to attend events whenever asked.”

— Paul Hughes, Corporate Development Manager, Bridging Finance Limited

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